Jung Myung Seok built the Wolmyeongdong Natural Temple, together with other CGM members, for over 10 years starting from 1989. (ref 1 | ref 2) Wolmyeongdong is located in Jinsan-myon of Choong-nam Geumsan-kun. (ref) In the early 1900s, the region was an abandoned remote mountain village that people rarely visited.
Jung Myung Seok developed Wolmyeongdong, his home town, into a natural temple because he lived his life of prayer and studied the word here. Now, Wolmyeongdong is visited by hundreds of thousands of people annually.
In summer, the conference center hosts all types of performances. Wolmyeongdong also serves as a venue for sporting events as well as a place to improve one’s physical health. (ref) Summer retreats are held every year when young people come to train their minds and bodies. Every spring and autumn, annual flower festivals and rock festivals are held in Wolmyeongdong respectively. (ref) In winter, it is possible sled and ski along with many other types of winter activities. For that reason, Wolmyeongdong is considered by members to be a natural resting place for all seasons. (ref)
“Just as Wolmyeongdong, which was a pitiful place before development, has become an invaluable place through development, I urge all of you to become precious beings that are developed and useful to God.”
After developing Wolmyeongdong, Jung Myung Seok told his members, “Just as Wolmyeongdong, which was a pitiful place before development, has become an invaluable place through development, I urge all of you to become precious beings that are developed and useful to God.” (ref)